A while ago I met up with friends from school. Some were instantly recognisable, but others less so, hardly surprising after 40 years. It was interesting to hear how all our lives had changed and I am now in more regular touch with several of the crowd
I was well educated at a Roman Catholic Convent, although I was not a member of that church. The teaching staff were dedicated, mostly nuns, but a few lay staff too. Four of our former teachers travelled to the reunion, and it was amazing to hear how their lives had changed over the years, although they were still members of the same religious order. You can see them, seated, in the photograph below.
It’s fair to say that the four that joined us on that day, had a great influence on my education, and it was a pleasure to meet up with them again. One of them was our former Head Teacher. Sadly I heard that she died yesterday.
I have no idea how old she was, but she influenced many lives. She had a surprising sense of humour, and that is how I would like to remember her.
Rest in peace, Mother Colombiere